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Rachelle Enns is an interview coach and job search expert. She works with candidates to perform their best in employment, medical, and post-secondary admission interviews.

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What motivates you the most in your current role?

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    What motivates you the most in your current role?

      How to Answer

      Situations that keep you motivated at work could include:

      -Learning new skills
      -Coaching others
      -Exceeding targets
      -Troubleshooting complex problems
      -Coming up with creative solutions

      Talk to the interviewer about what keeps you excited about your job, and then provide a specific example of this motivation in action. The interviewer needs to see your enthusiasm for what you do. Then, be sure to tie in your motivating factors with the job for which you are interviewing. Where do you see an opportunity for motivation in this new role?

      Rachelle's Answer

      "I find motivation through helping others. This year, I was asked to assist in a new training program for our outside sales reps. I helped these new hires to feel comfortable, learn about our products, taught them how to cold call, and how to prospect effectively. It felt wonderful to see these new hires flourish in their training, and find great success in the weeks after their training was complete. When I saw this job posting for assistant manager, and read that much of the role is helping to train and coach new hires, I knew I needed to apply."

      Rachelle's Answer

      "When I meet and exceed my goals and targets, I feel incredibly motivated. It feels amazing to take a plan, put it into action, and then reap the rewards. For instance, this month, I exceeded my sales goals by 25%, earning a spot with our company's top three customer service representatives. The feeling is so rewarding that it motivates me to do even better next month. I appreciate that your organization offers clear performance targets and then incentives based on exceeding them."

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      Anonymous Answer

      "When I meet and exceed my goals and targets, I feel incredibly motivated. It feels amazing to take the plan, put it into action, and then reap the rewards. For instance, in my previous workplace, I was in the top 5% in my department in performance indicators. The feeling is so rewarding that it motivates me to do even better in the following performance tests. I appreciate that your organization offers clear performance targets and then incentives based on exceeding them."

      Rachelle's Answer

      It must have been very rewarding to be in the top 5% of your department. Utilizing the MQ framework, you give the interviewer a clear idea of the ways you are best motivated in the workplace.

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      Anonymous Answer

      "I am very passionate about working in the healthcare industry since it enables me to touch the lives of people by providing them with better products and services. • I feel incredibly motivated to see positive trends in my daily management and exceed goals and targets. • Winning trust and leading impactful, high-priority global industrial transfer projects or acquisitions, or setting up new sites while being successful. • Helping my team on troubleshooting complex problems. • Coaching successors"

      Marcie's Answer

      These are all great motivators to mention. Be sure to answer in such a way that you aren't just listing items; instead, make your answer conversational and explain each motivator. Consider emphasizing one as your biggest motivation (perhaps touching the lives of others) since the question specifically asks about what motivates you the most. Great job!

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